The 2019 Calendar: From World Cups to World Championships

Virat Kohli and Co. will attempt to win India its third World Cup. Getty Images

With the new year having just begun, now is a good time to get excited about all the sporting action 2019 has in store. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the major sporting events of the year:


Football: AFC Asian Cup

When: January 5-February 1

Where: UAE

Cricket: Australia vs India ODI series

When: January 12-18

Where: Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne

Tennis: Australian Open

When: January 14-27

Where: Melbourne, Australia

Cricket: New Zealand vs India ODIs, T20s

When: January 23-February 10

Where: Napier, Mount Maunganui, Hamilton, Wellington, Auckland


American football: Super Bowl LIII

When: February 3

Where: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Football: Carabao Cup Final

When: February 24

Where: Wembley Stadium, London

Cricket: India vs Australia ODIs, T20s

When: February 24-March 13

Where: Mohali, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Delhi, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Visakhapatnam


Badminton: All England Open

When: March 6-10

Where: Birmingham, England

Motorsport: Formula 1, 2019 season

When: March 17 (Australian Grand Prix) to December 1 (Abu Dhabi Grand Prix)

Where: 21 venues across the world

Cricket: IPL, Season 12

When: March 29-May 19

Where: To be determined


Golf: The Masters

When: April 11-14

Where: Augusta, Georgia

Running: Boston Marathon

When: April 15

Where: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Football: FA Cup Final

When: May 18

Where: Wembley Stadium, London

Tennis: French Open

When: May 20-June 9

Where: Roland Garros, Paris, France

Football: Europa League Final

When: May 29

Where: Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku, Azerbaijan

Cricket: Cricket World Cup

When: May 30-July 14

Where: England and Wales

Basketball: NBA Finals

When: May 30-June 16

Where: To be determined


Football: Champions League Final

When: June 1

Where: Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain

Football: Nations League semi-finals, final

When: June 5-9

Where: Porto and Guimaraes, Portugal

Football: Women's World Cup

When: June 7-July 7

Where: France

Hockey Series Finals, Men's Olympic qualification

When: June 6-16

Where: Bhubaneswar, India

Hockey Series Finals, Women's Olympic qualification

When: June 15-23

Where: Hiroshima, Japan


Tennis: Wimbledon

When: July 1-14

Where: All England Club, Wimbledon, London

Cycling: Tour de France

When: July 6-28

Where: France


Cricket: Ashes

When: August 1-5, 14-18, 22-26 and September 4-8, 12-16

Where: Birmingham, London (Lord's), Leeds, Manchester, London (The Oval)

Badminton: World Championships

When: August 19-25

Where: Basel, Switzerland

Tennis: US Open

When: August 26-September 8

Where: Flushing Meadows, New York, USA


Rugby World Cup

When: September 20-November 2

Where: Japan

Athletics World Championships

When: September 28-October 6

Where: Doha, Qatar


Basketball: NBA India games (2019 preseason)

When: October 4, 5

Where: NSCI Dome, Mumbai, India

Tennis: WTA Finals

When: October 27-November 3

Where: Shenzhen, China


Tennis: ATP Tour Finals

When: November 10-17

Where: The O2, London

Tennis: Davis Cup Finals

When: November 18-24

Where: La Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain


Badminton: World Tour Finals

When: December 11-15

Where: Guangzhou, China